Monday, February 26, 2018

Minion Master's Monday - See for yourself!

Minion Masters!

We sure hope you had an amazing weekend with the King Puff Invitational last Saturday live on Twitch. What a show! An intense group stage, exclusive live reveals, and the thrilling final stage. Thanks to the King Puff Cup staff for an amazing tournament and stream!

Today, however, we have something else exciting for you, Masters.

PTR anyone?

From now on you can enter the PTR (Public Test Realm) and have a look at the Visual Rework and related gameplay changes for yourself. We aim to introduce all changes on Wednesday, February 28th but don't want you to be totally unprepared. So, here's what's you need to do in order to enter the PTR:
  1. Right-click Minion Masters in your Steam Library
  2. Click Properties
  3. Select the tab Betas
  4. Copy "publictestftw" and paste it into the empty text field (without "")
  5. Click Check Code
  6. Select public_test - PTR 1 from the Dropdown menu
  7. Click Close
You may have to restart Steam in order to get access. A download should be starting and once it's finished, you'll be able to enter the PTR. On the test server, you'll have access to all cards and skins. Resources you spend or earn will not change anything on your live account.

Once you start the game and connected to the PTR, you'll be able to test the game version 0.60.3 as shown live on stream during the King Puff Invitational with the exception of Incubus. This Minion is not planned for Wednesday and thus not part of the public PTR, today.

Visuals have changed, assets in the arenas are bigger now (that's why the arenas feel smaller), gameplay is more fast-paced now and units like Prowler, Battle Shi-Hou, Scrat Tank, Morgrul, Brutus & Terror Brutus and the Healing Shrine received balance changes. You'll find more details on that in the feedback threads.

Wait! Feedback threads? Yes, we opened feedback threads on the Steam forums and Reddit in order to receive your feedback in a structured way. As always, feedback and suggestions should be given calm, constructive and rational

With that being said: happy testing, Masters and if you missed the live reveal on Saturday, here's your VOD!

King Puff Invitational

Last Saturday, the King Puff Cup Season 2 found its end with the second King Puff Invitational. The 16 very best tournament players were invited to fight for a grand total of $850 in the prize pool - sponsored by BetaDwarf and Inception eSports - as well as an exclusive skin for the winner:

This skin goes to the winner of the King Puff Invitational and will be available to all other players via the in-game shop.

Intense battles were fought, thrilling matches played and we saw finest Minion Masters gameplay for many, many hours live on Twitch. In the end, the winners are:
  1. Memfisto
  2. RushSecond
  3. Dirion
  4. boxes
Congratulations to the Top4 and all other participants, as well! Special thanks to the King Puff Cup staff and our loyal viewers on Twitch! Furthermore, a big thanks to Inception eSports for contributing to the prize pool!

If you missed the tournament or parts of it, here are the VODs:


That's all for today, Masters! Now enter the PTR or fight for the last points of this season before the season reset on March 1st. 

Cheers from BetaDwarf